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Amy Cousland

Amy Cousland

Contributions by Amy Cousland

Nathan Lasnoski: The Unstoppable Microsoft MVP for 14 Consecutive Years!

Concurrency, Inc. is proud to announce that Nathan Lasnoski, the company's Chief Technology Officer, has been named a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for the 14th consecutive year. This prestigious award recognizes Lasnoski's exceptional expertise and contributions to the technology industry, specifically his work with Microsoft Azure.

Concurrency Blog by Concurrency Blog

The Known and Theoretical Future Uses of ChatGPT in ChatGPT’s Own Words 

I am sure that most of you in the tech sector have heard by now of ChatGPT.  It has been in the news recently as being able to pass exams from the Wharton School of Business and the University of Minnesota Law School.  These examples and many others including the potential to be able to cheat on exams or school papers (or even blogs, …cough), have created a lot of hype for one of Microsoft’s newly acquired products.  But what are ChatGPTs potential uses?  Why don’t we let ChatGPT tell us?  The following is word for word what ChatGPT’s response was to: “Write a blog detailing the known and theoretical future uses of ChatGPT.” 

Charles Bates by Charles Bates

Cultivating an Inclusive Workplace: Best Practices for Ramadan

Having Muslim team members, and being Muslim myself, I have always struggled with how to integrate a productive workday during the holy month of Ramadan. I’ve been lucky to work with some amazing employers who aren’t afraid to ask questions and have been overwhelmingly accommodating during this time and it is my top priority to do the same with my teams!

Reem Alzubeidi by Reem Alzubeidi

Cost Savings Ideas for Your Azure Environment

I’ve seen that 20% – 40% of cloud spend is waste!  In this post I’ll cover cost savings ideas for your Azure environment that will help you “get more with less” from your cloud spend.  

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

Manufacturing: Building Resiliency to Navigate Market Volatility

Manufacturers have navigated a turbulent environment for several years. Some unlocked exponential growth opportunities due to surging demand while others struggled to stay afloat. Now, most manufacturers are bracing for a recession. In the U.S., 62% of manufacturers expect a recession to start in 2023, anticipating several months of contraction followed by growth. U.S. manufacturers expect to increase revenues by year-end an average of 5.5%, down from 9.3% in 2022.

Ralph Babusci by Ralph Babusci

Optimizing Your M&A Machine During a Recession

A recession is the perfect time for many businesses to optimize their M&A machines.  Why?  Because recessions are often periods where winning companies continue to grow by eating up competitors and becoming even stronger.  So, how do you optimize an M&A machine during a recession (or even outside of it) to become more capable? 

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski


When trying to set up authentication for an application, you might hear people talk about “OIDC” and “SAML”. This is especially true when you have a lot of different applications that you want the end user to be able to use the same username and password for; for example, inside of a business, you might want your employees to log into an HR application, a task-tracking board, and CRM software with the same credentials. So what do these two four-letter abbreviations mean, anyway? What are the differences between them? And how do they help you authenticate your users? 

Nick Woods by Nick Woods

Driving Efficiency from Cloud Investments

I’m asked frequently, “how do I know if there is waste in my cloud environment?” or “how do I know if my cloud environment is following best practices?”.  In response, I have six initial tests to evaluate the state of an already deployed cloud environment.  These tests can also be used in reverse to think about the critical tests for a cloud environment you are deploying new.  In this article I’ll walk through each of those six tests and how to evaluate them. 

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

A Holistic Approach to Zero Trust

Zero Trust architecture isn’t another security fad, and it’s not a technology you can implement, but rather a security model that’s foundational on every step of the journey we at Concurrency help our clients in travel along the path of modern workplace maturity.

Chris Blackburn by Chris Blackburn

10 Optimizations for Your Azure Environment - Part 2

As we enter the new year, I’d like to challenge every company with an Azure environment to “do more with less” by raising the operational maturity of their cloud environment.  Successful companies look at the cloud as a financial advantage to their businesses because of the opportunity to apply optimizations across each spending area.  The unsuccessful companies deploy services and are ineffective at applying spend to improvement, likely leaving it as they initially provisioned it.   

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski